Donald Oakes Tennant

1900–1984 (Age 83)
Seattle, King, Washington, United States

The Life of Donald Oakes

When Donald Oakes Tennant was born on 29 August 1900, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, his father, James Wickham Tennant, was 26 and his mother, Ora Dell Oakes, was 20. He married Margaret Elsie Tschudin on 29 December 1933, in King, Washington, United States. He lived in Coalinga, Fresno, California, United States in 1920 and Seattle Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 18 June 1984, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 83.

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Donald Oakes Tennant
Margaret Elsie Tschudin
Marriage: 29 December 1933

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29 December 1933
King, Washington, United States

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 6

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: status name for a farmer who held his land from an overlord by obligations of rent or service, from Old French, Middle English tenant (present participle of Old French tenir ‘to hold’, Latin tenere). This was the normal situation for landholders in the Middle Ages, since in the feudal system all land belonged ultimately to the king and use of it was granted in return for financial or military support.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Donald Tennant, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Donald Tennaut in household of James W Tennaut, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Donald Tennant in household of James W Tennant, "United States Census, 1910"

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